The demand for chemical-free fruits and vegetables grows high as millions of consumers learn how beneficial a greener and healthier lifestyle is. It has become a favourite trend among millennials today that opting to produce their own food is considered as a progressive act. And even there are hundreds of farmers’ markets selling organic and raw food available today, most folks prefer (and suggest) to grow food in their own homes.
Organic gardening— whether it is about making or maintaining the plants— is not an easy task. But if you think you are ready to have your natural and chemical-free garden in your home, below are a few easy steps to aid you to build one.
Step 1: Set a Goal and Plan
Before you start purchasing the needed tools and supplies, it is essential to set your goal and plan first. In gardening, whether you need a little organic garden to add appeal in your front yard or you solely need your organic vegetable garden, it is essential to think thoroughly first what kind of garden you want. Additionally, landscape maintenance is essential in preventing your plants from dying. Hence you need to plan ahead it.
Step 2: Select the Location
After setting what garden you want, next thing to think through is the site where you are going to place the beddings. When it comes to selecting the location, you do not just choose an empty area. You have to check first if the needed natural elements are available and enough in your choice of site. Say, a vegetable garden, you need to find a location that gets a right amount of sunlight for at least six hours. After choosing, make sure you pay attention to it for days for observation.
Step 3: Build the Beddings
For this one, you need to plan first the size and shape of your desired bedding before digging. Either you use water to outline the way you want, or manually do it. There are a lot of techniques on how to make beddings. Just make sure that your choice of bedding is free of anything other than soil.
Step 4: Fertilize the Soil
Not all soil is nutrient-filled; some are weak of beneficial microorganisms needed to help the plant grow full. And if you think the ground you are going to use is not healthy, the best way to treat is composting. There are other methods of keeping the soil healthy just make sure that you use organic fertilizers since it is the essence of natural gardening; free of chemical-infused products.
Step 5: Choose Your Plant
In picking what seeds to plant, keep in mind that choosing organic and disease-resistant plants are best in organic gardening. Some seeds are naturally dependent on chemicals which are unable to survive in a chemical-free environment. It is much more convenient to choose plants that can adapt natural methods of planting. So the chance of them thriving is high.
Step 6: Plant It Now
Now that you have your choice of plant, you can now put it in your chemical-free and naturally fresh bedding. Dig a hole into the soil, place the plant or seed, put the dirt back and stuff it in. And then water it thoroughly.
With how toxic and harmful products destroy the natural state and elements, switching to organic and toxin-free products, ways, vegetables and fruit are beneficial not just for humans, but for all the living creature inhabiting the earth. Start it in your home— start your organic garden.